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Principles & Practice
Safe Sound Exposure in the Fetus and Preterm Infant
Article first published online: 16 MAR 2012
© 2012 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 166–170, March/April 2012
How to Cite
Krueger, C., Horesh, E. and Crossland, B. A. (2012), Safe Sound Exposure in the Fetus and Preterm Infant. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41: 166–170. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01342.x
- Issue published online: 16 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 16 MAR 2012
- preterm infant;
- neonatal intensive care unit
Exposure to sound can have beneficial and harmful effects on the developing fetus and preterm infant. Although recommendations for safe exposure to sound have existed for more than three decades, reports indicate that these recommendations are not being followed. Recommendations are made to promote attention to the problem of unsafe exposure to sound in early development, and a multidisciplinary team, including representatives from disciplines beyond medicine and nursing, must readdress safe exposure.